ATLANTA—Georgia State University’s Perimeter College will host multiple events during the upcoming Atlanta Science Festival, which kicks off March 9 in metro Atlanta. The festival, which attracts school children from throughout the area, continues through March 23.
Perimeter College’s events are free and will be on the Alpharetta, Clarkston, Decatur and Dunwoody campuses March 11-16. Some events require registration.
Here’s the lineup:
Learn how to build an iodine clock.
Monday, March 11, 1:30-2:30 p.m.
Clarkston Campus, Building C, Room 2190.
The Astrobiology of ‘Star Wars’
Learn how the worlds and aliens of the movie “Star Wars” and other science fiction films compare to known planets and life in our solar system. Video clips of “Star Wars” and other sci-fi films will be shown, and attendees are encouraged to dress as their favorite Star Wars character.
Tuesday, March 12, 5-7 p.m.
Alpharetta Campus, Building AA, Room 2310
Wednesday, March 13, 5-7 p.m.
Dunwoody Campus, Building NC, Room 1100
Code the Glow
Create our own automated light system, using Arduino, a microprocessor controller board.
Thursday, March 14, 1-3 p.m.
Dunwoody Campus, Building NB, Room 2100.
Insects Around Us
Learn about beneficial insects — even those you can eat!
Thursday, March 14, 10 a.m-12 p.m.
Decatur Campus, Building SC, Gymnasium
The Sound of Light
Build a theremin, a musical instrument you “play” without touching it.
Friday, March 15, 10 a.m-12 p.m.
Decatur Campus, Building SF, Room 2100-2101
This event is free, but registration is required.